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, like the distance between the nation of afghanistan and the air force base in the u.s. state of nevada. drones come in various shapes, sizes and weights. they are used for surveillance, disablement, and killing. and drones are increasingly ubiquitous. there are 64 drone bases spread across the united states alone, and the u.s. has other drone installations across the planet. africa is increasingly a drone base environment. a newly authorized site in the nation of niger will become the sixth u.s. drone base in africa, joining one in morocco, senegal, uganda, and a permanent one in djibouti. u.s. drone attacks ordered by obama have spiked particularly in yemen, somalia, afghanistan, and notably pakistan where over 360 drone strikes over the nine years, 2004 to 2013, have killed over 3,000 people. this data is not classified. and not even secret. but it is troubling. so troubling that the u.n. has just decided to launch an investigation on the impacts of drone strikes on thousands of civilians. question. will the u.n. human rights council rule that drone use violates international law do
's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that kick in march 1st. >> this is not a game. >> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress's avoidance of finding cuts is seriously damage america. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crises precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> the idea behind sequestration was that the budget cuts would be so objectionable here on capitol hill that congress would agree on an alternative. that's proven to be easier said than done i fought to not have the sequester in the first place, but the president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his re-election. >> they passed budgets that are wholly objectionable to most americans. they didn't become law because of that, because they don't have the support of the american people. >> if washington can't agree on a plan, some economists say up to 1 million people could lose their jobs. now here on capitol hill, senate democrats are said to be close to legislat
he might die in office. >> u.s. secrets exposed. >> iran is claiming it has decoded footage from a downed u.s. drone. >> a surprising about-face from lance armstrong, now planning to cooperate with anti-doping officials. >> something you don't usually see. >> a spicy little guy. >> all that. >> hairks i just met you, this is crazy, but here's my number, call me maybe be. >> federal reserve says it has six wait calls temporary vulnerability which allows hackers to briefly breach one of its internal websites. >> they could have made off with as much as negative 14 trillion dollars. >> on "cbs this morning.." >> there ooh is a new smartphone app that lets you communicate with your plants. the app is called "i will die alone." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." 35 years ago today new england was digging out from the blizzard of '78, one of the biggest storms of the 20th century. forecasters say new englanders could see history repeat itself this weekend. >> a major snowstorm is passing through the great lakes. by friday night it could make travel nearly impos
fearing they'll be easy targets. as for dorner, he says he's not fearing death. >>> well, the u.s. military is making changes following its response to the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta was grilled during the attack on capitol hill yesterday. panetta was pressed about the president's involvement. he said he learned about the assault while meeting with mr. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president slow any curiosity about how's this is going, what kind of assets are helping these people? did he ever make that phone cal? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and ask ued you are we helping these people, what's happening to them. >> reporter: panetta also sa
for at least 40 people named in their manifesto. >> so much of the northeast u.s. is under a blizzard warning tonight. >> we're glad that it is not us. parts of new york and new england to get more than two feet of snow as it all starts coming tomorrow. you combine it with the high winds and travel could be next to impossible. in fact, some of the lines are canceling the flights for friday. now, ironically 35 years ago today new england was digging out from the blizzard of 78. one of the biggest storms of the 20th century. >> here in the d.c. area we need to deal with rain and showers and lots of it. topper shutt here to talk about what we can expect and how different it is up north. >> yes, way different. we got to witness that in 1978 as they will go to our website. click on my blog and you'll see a lot of good stuff there. there are some similarities if you will. there are winter weathers advising you northeast of town. frederick county and loudon county north and west. and sleet and rain, just enough cold air that came in overnight today. as we need to get the light precipitation to roll
-- >> reporter: officers removed demonstrators upset over the u.s. drone strike program brennan helped manage. the president's pick for cia director then faced senators. lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document explaining why the obama administration believes drone strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is to troubling. >> reporter: brennan defended the policy. >> president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009, but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. brennan was a cia executive when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding but he denies any involvement. >> water boarding is reprehensible and it's something that should not be done. [ people chanting ] >> reporter: human rights groups oppose brennan's nomination. >> we are killing children. >> reporter: protester toby ha
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